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Unable to change Boot Order on HP 110-210


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#1 PoconoChuck

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:11 PM

Hello,

 

I have a HP 110-210 PC.  

  • On power up, I hit F2 to access BIOS settings
  • I navigate to BOOT ORDER, and then use arrow keys to select either Optical or USB
  • I press ENTER to confirm changes .... and nothing happens.

The only key that works (besides arrows) is ESC, which reboots with the original default (Hard Drive).

 

This is so silly, I am ashamed to ask for help.  But I can't get this box to boot to CD or USB.

 

Any clues?

 

 

Thanks for your time.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:45 PM

Does tapping F9 at boot give you a boot menu to select your boot device?



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

I tried using F9; on multiple attempts, it did not go to boot menu options.

 

As a control, I swapped keyboards; neither the steps used in initial post nor F9 worked.

 

Thanks for the suggestion all the same.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

Not being able to save your settings may be the result of a bad CMOS battery but I'm not 100% sure. If you reset your BIOS settings to default will it let you set the boot order?

 

See page 53 of your manual for the battery. Page 83 for Boot Menu options. 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01895806.pdf

 

Boot Options are similar to my HP laptop.  Enter BIOS > System Configuration > Highlight Boot Options > Enter.  Use the arrow keys to highlight Boot Order > Enter.  Change the order of boot devices using arrow keys.


Edited by JohnC_21, 10 May 2016 - 08:20 PM.


#5 PoconoChuck

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:22 PM

Well, I assume the CMOS battery is ok, since it keeps time and the configuration isn't lost.     On this boot F9 did give me the boot menu, but I still cannot select CD by pressing ENTER.  



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:27 PM

In my previous post can you select your boot order and then press F10 to save settings? Is this a USB CD Rom Drive? The computer may not recognize it.

 

Have you tried attaching a bootable USB flash drive and tapping F9 at boot? 

 

The easiest test would be to Download Rufus and leave everything as checked including FreeDos in the dropdown box. Attach the flash drive and Tap F9. Backup any data on the flash drive.

 

https://rufus.akeo.ie/



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:29 PM

Will try that, thanks.






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